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CSPAN
Sep 3, 2011 8:45pm EDT
. the united states supreme court as part of this. they opened the floodgates. it upheld the indiana law. there was not one iota of evidence introduced here. following 2010, a summit people stayed home. 25 million people who voted in 2008 did not of the ticket- estimated the majority was over obama voters. what happened was that this open the floodgates for these republican legislators to take control. instead of doing the job. instead of dealing with homelessness. instead filling with foreclosures. the number one priority has been to pass this voter rejection laws. they will continue to have political domination you not be able to vote. of we will slam the door to ensure our political government. they're passing these walls. you can only vote if you have one particular form of a voter identification. that is a driver's license or identification. most states allow you to share different items. he can show your student id. you can show your college id. you can share your utility bills. it is good enough to get them elected. now they want to slam the door and make it hard. it is estima
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
for nothing, it got no coverage on c-span. i was just asking a question. host: all right in indiana on our republican line, what do you think about the effectiveness of the presidential primary system? caller: well, i don't think it's effective since it's so spread out. to piggyback on a previous caller, the way that they vorkts instant runoff voting is a good way but the best way is range voting. it maximizes voter satisfaction. host: what's range voting? caller: it's a system of voting where you give a score to the candidates and then they average those and the ones with the highest average actually become that particular candidate. works in primaries and multiseat elections. host: all right. thanks, edgar. too much money wasted on primaries? we need move to regional primaries. january the, the east, march, the west. change vote day to saturday. "washington post" newt beginning bridge bolsters his plan. persistence has its reward. his presidential as operations has defied as operations, crept up in the polls and become a draw on the campaign trail. his tenacity has also bolstered
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2011 1:00pm EDT
, michigan, yes, illinois, ohio, indiana, louisiana and florida. and so now the majority says they are going to pay for this bill. how? by ending a program that has created jobs. that's the reality. it cuts it off. even though there are applications pending that will create thousands of more jobs in the manufacturing base of this country. in indiana, missouri, ohio, california, michigan and other states. it's inexcusable. it's inexcusable. mr. woodall: will the gentleman yield? mr. levin: yes. mr. woodall: you may have some information that we didn't have in the rules committee. my understanding is that this program, which has billions that were appropriated in 2008 and have not yet been spent -- mr. levin: all right. you've been misinformed. you've been misinformed. there are millions -- millions and millions of dollars that are already in the pipeline to be spent and applications for the balance of that money. that's a fact. and so if you've been misinformed i suggest you go back to the rules committee and take another look at this. this is an anti-jobs bill when we needs jobs in the
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2011 7:00am EDT
constitution for the united states of america. indiana, kevin on our line for independents. go ahead. caller: my name is kevin and i'm 17 years old. and i'm not really educated as much as other people are on the programming. but one thing i do know, that the constitution it was ratified in 1789 to provide a framework for the governing nation composed of 13 separate sovereign states. and now there's over 50 states and so many laws have changed that it's just, i think it's so easy to mask things. like with oil, anything. you can mask it with paperwork. host: even as a 17-year-old there in indiana talk to us about how the significance of the constitution in your daily life. caller: well, i like the second amendment, because i like to hunt and i do believe in the right to bear arms. and another thing is that i'm an independent contractor so i pretty much, i want to be my own business owner and i love the fact that i can do that in the united states. that's honestly, i love the freedoms that we have here. i just think that a lot of the things in the constitution are masked. i don't know.
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2011 10:30pm EDT
indiana leasing a state highway, and for both of you, do you think higher direct user fees are more economically direct and efficient way of funding either expansion are maintenance of roads and bridges? >> separate out roads from public transportation, that is an important fur step in getting more transparency and accuracy and honesty in government accounting. i think that is very hopeful. i am an advocate of phasing out most if not all of the federal gasoline tax and allowing states to take those resources and spend them. if a hard time telling people that you spend the money on the road when you see the guy davis- bacon, siphoning off the subways and to bypass and what not, and they do not know what they can believe and the dollar that they thought they were paying for roads. to the extent that you can turn the cards face up and say this is what we're going to spend on roads and what we're going to spend on public transit and station will never visit, and here is what you're doing. >> let me say. >> not in your neighborhood. going honest will help transparency. step one. >> an ap
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2011 9:00pm EDT
friday. we will go to indiana and talk with historians and talk about the presidential campaigns of eugene debs. for more information on our series, go to our website at c- span.org. you will find biographies of all of the candidates, the story and appraisals. that is all at c-span.org. next come up palestinian president abbas on complications for for palestine. then the at c-span series "the contenders" based on those who ran for president and lost. tonight from nebraska, william jennings bryan. palestinian territories president mahmoud abbas submitted a request for full united nations membership. he declared that the palestinian liberation organization and is ready to go back to the negotiation table immediately. he said that the negotiations would be meaningless if be israelis continued to build on land meant for the palestinian state. this is 40 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, i extend my congratulations to the president of the assembly. i wish him every success. i extend my congratulations on behalf of the palestinian liberation organization for the deserved admission as a fu
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2011 2:00am EDT
networks. you can get all the details on that beginning later next week. pam in indiana and, you are on the "washington journal." caller: thank you for washington journal. maybe there is a correlation between solyndra or renewal energy getting so little from the government and big oil getting some much. maybe it big oil got a little bit less and renewable energy that a lot more, maybe it would be profitable. -- maybe it would not be profitable. then they could create jobs here. guest: the obama administration has completely underscored that they are trying to level the playing field. with the deficit and the super committee, democrats have targeted the tax breaks that oil companies are receiving. that total about $4 billion a year. there will be a big fight over that and i do not anticipate a big unraveling of those subsidies that, given a variety of reasons. they are embedded in the tax code. renewable energy on the other hand, given this hold solyndra story, could be in trouble. whatever form it comes in, it has to be renewed on a one-year or two-year basis. so they have to fight t
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2011 7:00am EDT
: thank you for calling in this morning. from lagrange, indiana. tim on the independent line. what did you think of the proposal? caller: actually, he had a lot of good points. listening to everybody this morning, it kind of points out the problem. either to the left or to the right. we need to come together. there is a place, a role for the federal government. we are the united states. it was proposals from the federal government that built the great bands like the hoover dam under eisenhower, a republican -- the great dams. the federal highway system, we pay for that with a small tax on gas. there is a place. we need to put teachers back to work. everybody knows that states cannot independently print money. it has to come from the federal government. that is what makes us the united states of america. everything that is going on -- i had a son who works in construction, building houses. he is unemployed. i had a daughter who is disabled, with down syndrome, so medicare and social security affects me. my parents are retired. all of this affects me. we have to come together as a countr
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
stunning showing. host: former governor romney left florida early for events in indiana and michigan. how did he do? "guest: third place, 14%. this is a solid showing for romney, considering, and the have to -- he has to be happy that rick perry did not a hit a homerun. he and rick barry are leading in the polls. the romney support comes from the jacksonville area. he is certainly still in the game here. host: thank you so much for being with us. our question this morning is about the small donor impact on presidential campaigns. let's look at the other political news right now. this is from "the washington post." westchester, new york on our independent line, good morning. caller: good morning. host: welcome. caller: a want to say that i did not vote for obama because i was not a citizen. this time around i am. i would also make a contribution to him. host: why would you make a contribution? how much are we talking about? caller: it does not matter how small it is because so many millions of people who can donate -- host: see it heading up. tom, republican, in geneva, wisco
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2011 10:00am EDT
the debs' home in terre haute, indiana, friday at 8:00 p.m. eastern. get a preview about debs and watch some of our other videos about him at our special website for the series, c- span.org/thecontenders. >> sarah raskin spoke about job creation at the university of maryland's business school. she noted that further monetary easing is needed. her remarks are part of the school's distinguished lecture series. >> good morning. the center came into existence as a result of recent events in the global economy. the main goal is to promote research and education that reforms policy. today's talks as part of an ongoing series by the senate. we do a variety of things towards the end of the speech and would like to make an announcement about an upcoming conference. but today we're privileged to have governor sarah raskin to speak to us on a very timely topic, monetary policy and job creation. the subject of job creation has been in the news almost every minute now. is very timely -- it is very timely. there'll be time for questions. you have to write them on index cards and they have to be
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2011 2:00pm EDT
separate category only for a separate mass transit fund? when you think about the model in indiana, leasing a state highway, and for both of you, do you think hired direct user fees are a more economically direct an efficient way of funding either extension or maintenance of roads and bridges? >> separating out roads from public transportation is an important first and getting more transparency and accuracy and honesty in budgeting. government accounting, that is helpful. i am an advocate of phasing out most if not all of the federal gasoline tax and allowing states to take those resources and spend them, because you have a hard time telling people who will spend it on roads if they see a guy doing state money, siphon off the subways and the bike paths and what not. they do not know what they can believe and what happened to the dollar they thought they were paying for roads. to the extent you can turn those cards face up and say this is what we're spending on road and public transit, subway system, and states you will never visit, and here is what you're doing and here's leisured -- not in
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
system will continue. host: sam in indiana, thanks for helping. thanks for- >> holding. caller: i have worked since i was 15. i became disabled. i had to wait two years for medicare to kick in. my wife and i got married, she was 17 and i was 19. our first son came along a year later. she started to work, and he was getting sick all the time, in and out in the indiana cold. we decided to go traditional but she stayed at home, raise the kids. now she had some blockages in her stomach. i was working, had health care through my work at the time. she almost died -- host: sam, i apologize, but we are running a little close on time. could you ask your question or final comments? what would you like rachel garfield to comment on? caller: she cannot get coverage because my income -- there are states limits. we have no kids at home anymore. host: you don't have insurance through your job? caller: no. i am covered for medicare now. -- through medicare now. i cannot find anybody to cover her for anything under $11,000 deductible. host: all right, sam, thank you very much. along with his comme
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2011 10:30am EDT
wendell willkie, a man from indiana. a one worlder. what did that mean? >> he would not be a conservative republican today, would he? >> he was not a conservative republican back then. >> he was a corporate republican and he was engaged in a national debate -- we use the phrase class warfare now. class warfare now. republicans use it pejoratively when democrats talk, but that is what it was, class warfare. wendell willkie was born on a farm and roosevelt was born to a grand family, and they never saw the irony of what defended. >> what did he look like? >> what did he look like? >> he looked like a bear. he was a great big, larger than life, rumpled figure, who nevertheless had an aura, a charisma. one person famously said that his candidacy, which spun out of nowhere, a seemingly -- nowhere, a seemingly -- >> that he had never had a job. >> that he had never had a job. >> he was a jeffersonian democrat until the new deal. he said that his candidacy sprung from the grassroots of every country club in america. there has never been anyone like him. it is hard to imagine there e
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2011 8:00pm EDT
enacted their own laws, my home state of georgia has, alabama has, utah has, indiana has, and in each of those cases courts, except for alabama and in each of those cases courts have enjoined the enforcement of the act on the doctrine of preemption and alabama stated its decision while it further studies the question. no court has upheld one of these statutes. the national association of state legislature, national council state legislatures reports that over 30 states have significant immigration legislation pending, and so there's an obvious need for guidance here. the one caveat i would offer is that this involves the question of preemption, the issue in these cases is not racial profiling, a lot of public discussion centers on that, but the issue in these cases is whether or not these laws are consistent with federal statutes. and the court might well think that congress is going to get around to addressing this issue and it's congress that ought to be providing the guidance. so with that caveat in mind that the court might decide to sort of sit back for a while and see if co
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? mr. burton: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. burton: mr. speaker, the fed chairman ben bernanke said last week when he was giving a speech that we didn't really have to worry about inflation. that the long-term inflation problem would not get beyond 2%. so in case mr. bernanke or the administration's paying attention i'd like to read a few facts to them. the price of milk has gone up 38% since last year. the price of sugar is up 20% since last year. the price of corn is up 62% since last year. as of august beef prices grew 13% or 52 cents a pound since last year, the largest increase in the last seven years. gasoline is up 35% from a year ago, 98 cents a gallon. and the projected inflation rate is much, much higher than the administration or the fed says is going to occur. so i hope that we'll stop these keynesian policies, these socialistic policies, these big-spending policies that
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
, indiana. caller: good morning. mr. kucinich, i wish i lived in a district where i could vote for you. i agree with almost everything you stand for and what you do. guest: thank you. caller: i will tell you, the fact that we don't have the pipeline for natural gas along our interstate systems, it burns me up. we and the united states has no energy policy. i do not know what we have been doing since the first arab embargo back in the 1970's. i sat in line for hours and we're still doing that. it is like nobody is home. i wish you had more ability to do things and get things straightened out. host: what can you do? guest: we need an american energy policy and we need to invest in the transition and our economy away from resources that would ruin the environment. decorates a cost on individuals in terms of their own personal health. the air that we breathe it gets polluted by certain energy sources. we need a new manufacturing policy. we need a new trade policy where we cancel -- we cancel all of our trade agreements. they are contingent on workers' rights, on cuban rights, -- on human r
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2011 10:00am EDT
contenders." live from his home in indiana, friday at 8:00 p.m. eastern. get a preview of about him and other videos at a special web site, c-span.org/thecontenders. >> you should always start with the assumption that when a politician or a ceo is saying something, they are not telling you the truth. they may be telling you the truth, but the burden should be on them to prove it. >> and eagle scout, held a brief standard as editor of "mother jones" and produced three of the top 10 grossing documentaries of all time and also a best-selling author. his latest is a memoir, "here comes trouble." your chance to call, email, or tweet michael moore live on book tv on c-span2. >> in his state of the union address, european commission president jose manuel barroso talk in depth about the eurozone financial crisis, outlining short and long term goals to promote growth and stability. some of those include taxing financial transactions and the ability to buy government bonds from the eurozone bailout fund. greece is the latest country in the 17-member eurozone seeking a financial aid package to avo
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2011 10:00am EDT
: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? >> to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. >> the american people want to be in the business of job creation an growth. unfortunately, washington is in the business of regulating, spending, and taxing. this administration has barreled down the road of deficits and mandates. we all know where that road leads, right off a cliff. job creators know our $14.6 trillion debt is a tax on the american taxpayer. they know that higher taxes mean fewer jobs and they know that focusing on compliance rather than innovation is a failing business model. mr. stutzman: in the face of these difficult times, americans are optimistic. not even the worst unemployment since the great depression can kill the american spirit. washington can give job creators confidence by living within its means and reining in spending. americans are ready for real growth not another failed stimulus. let's pass a balanced budget amendment to require americans to -- c
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2011 5:00pm EDT
state of indiana, we have islamic groups, and i do not think we have done nearly as good a job as the york city has done, much smaller in scope. but this problem is very local. it means you have to have contact occasionally with the leaders of the islamic communities who are the people who can identify suspected radicals within their community. it is a problem the federal government clearly has to deal with it and be helpful on. but the real action, it seems to me, is at the state and local level to identify these people and try to head them off. you began your question with chapter 12 of the commission report, the whole question of what to do about islam and the foreign policy fischer's which are largely ignored in the reporting on the report. but that raises the question of how united states foreign policy must deal with the islamic world. it is a big question. >> how much is possible? it is like saying how do we prevent bank robberies. the insert is you do not prevent bank robberies. you solve bank robberies after the happened. the notion of trying to prevent attacks by radicalized
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2011 7:00am EDT
from republican governors in states like wisconsin, ohio, indiana. this legislation represents yet another front in the majority's ideological assault against workers' rights across the country. i represent a community with a right to organize was hard won, at the dress shop where my mother sewed collars for pennies, at the gun factories, the aerospace industry, the government offices, and the great universities of my state. the families of my district know from hard-won experience that labor unions fight for employee rights, higher standards, greater equality, security in work and retirement. they help ensure that workplaces and politics are driven by the dreams and the aspirations of working people, not by corporate power and the narrow agenda of the elites. unions were instrumental in forming the broad based middle class in this country, and thanks to decades of systematic efforts to guide their rights, as well as misguided trickle-down policy that never do trickle down. union membership has fallen in our country. middle class workers have been squeezed. their wages have stagnat
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2011 1:00pm EDT
you there? now to the independent line, ed from washington, indiana. caller: good morning. mr. kucinich, i wish i lived in a district where i could vote for you. i agree with almost everything you stand for and what you do. guest: thank you. caller: i will tell you, the fact that we don't have the pipeline for natural gas along our interstate systems, it burns me up. we and the united states has no energy policy. i do not know what we have been doing since the first arab embargo back in the 1970's. i sat in line for hours and we're still doing that. it is like nobody is home. i wish you had more ability to do things and get things straightened out. host: what can you do? guest: we need an american energy policy and we need to invest in the transition and our economy away from resources that would ruin the environment. decorates a cost on individuals in terms of their own personal health. the air that we breathe it gets polluted by certain energy sources. we need a new manufacturing policy. we need a new trade policy where we cancel -- we cancel all of our trade agreements. the
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2011 10:30pm EDT
indiana and other places and had some history of accomplishments. not a great deal. clay was expecting to get the presidency. it was a time when the whig party thought it would win. we policies look like they would be needed to get out of the depression. they had a great shot of beating the incumbent, martin van buren. this is one of the examples where henry clay is not a good politician. he had been in congress, but was not a good manager. he trusted his own instincts too much. he did not take the advice of other people. they got a rule changed in the condition that clay, who had the majority of the vote, now said they would vote by delegation. however the state voted, the whole state voted for that person. that negated claes advantage. clay's advantage. harrison realize that clay was very important in the whig party. that is why he offered clay the positions. he wanted to make peace, not have clay on the opposite side. clay basically said he would rather stay where he is because he thinks there are more important things to do there and he does not want to be associated with harrison.
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2011 1:00am EDT
contacts with the islamic communities in new york city. in my state of indiana, we have islamic groups, and i do not think we have done nearly as good a job as the york city has done, much smaller in scope. but this problem is very local. it means you have to have contact occasionally with the leaders of the islamic communities who are the people who can identify suspected radicals within their community. it is a problem the federal government clearly has to deal with it and be helpful on. but the real action, it seems to me, is at the state and local level to identify these people and try to head them off. you began your question with chapter 12 of the commission report, the whole question of what to do about islam and the foreign policy fischer's which are largely ignored in the reporting on the report. but that raises the question of how united states foreign policy must deal with the islamic world. it is a big question. >> how much is possible? it is like saying how do we prevent bank robberies. the insert is you do not prevent bank robberies. you solve bank robberies after the hap
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2011 2:00pm EDT
week from monday. stabilize our debt in the long run. host: back to your calls. susan from indiana. caller: there is no bill, nothing to vote on yet because this is just so for a speech and we have no idea what is going to be in the bill. they should get warren buffett and his friends to pay for it. open an account. they should be able to pay for it. it took three years for him to recognize that small business gets the job done, not government. guest: there is no bill. you're quite right. the devil is always in the details. we deceive the specifics, the legislative language -- we need to see the specifics. with respect to generating revenue, i think the very best way we can generate additional revenue is to put 14 million people back to work. the best way to rein in our deficit and for us to increase our economic activity is to reduce the number of people who are unemployed and underemployed. i am hopeful this plan will be a start of the effort to do that. host: did the white house reach out to house democrats prior to the speech? guest: not that i'm aware of. they may have reached
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
, delaware, illinois, indiana, kentucky, kentucky, kentucky, ohio, ohio, ohio, michigan, missouri and tennessee. some have suggested that this program has been slow to spend emergency funding provided in the f.y. 2000 c.r. the loan process ought to be strenuous. one company originally applied in 2006 and received an a.t.v. loan in 2010 and required four years of due diligence and reviewed to qualify for the loan. republicans seem to be shoing an ultimate umh. expedite the review process. by the way, the company in question employed 400 employees before receiving the loan. today they have 1,400 employees in the field of engineering research and development, design, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance and service, sales and support. the program has an additional 18 loan applications in progress that are projected to create 50,000 to 60,000 more jobs in california, florida, illinois, indiana, louisiana, michigan, missouri and ohio. one pending application would support investments at 11 plants in illinois, indiana, michigan and ohio. the company employs over 56,000 workers having added
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2011 10:00am EDT
. that's the super-highway that runs from the pennsylvania border to the indiana border. you also want to privatize the state prison. i don't know of any great authors of the turnpike. do you see those as long-term solutions? >> first of all, jack, we could have sold more prisons, but we're not going to sell for a bad price. secly, we sold one, and we did very well with that. in addition to that, we privatized more of the operations of these prisons. believe me, our director of corrections here in ohio was thrilled with where we are, because i think you know that the cost of correction facilities is sky rocketing. we have been able to get ourselves in the position to be able to change that. able to change that. to be able to first of all not only have the kind of reforms in the prisons like unit management, but also, what do they say, bend -- i forget the term they use. but we have been able to slow the growth. in some cases, like medicaid, we have been able to slow the cost growth. what we didn't want to do was sell something that in the long run wasn't the best deal for the people of th
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2011 8:00pm EDT
created or maintained in total 39,000 jobs in california, delaware, illinois, indiana, kentucky, ohio, michigan, missri, and tennessee. some have suggested that this program has been slow to spend emergency funding provided in the f.y. 2009 c.r. i say the loan review process is and ought to be strenuous. one company, tesla, originally applied under a different loan program in 2006 and received an atvm loan in 2010. it requires four years of due diligence to review to qualify for the loan and having read many of the press releases that went out when there was another d.o.e. program that was not -- that had ran into difficulties, i didn't note anybody there saying we shouldn't take time for due diligence. due diligence is required. by the way, the company in questi, tess la, employed -- tesla, employed about 400 workers before reiving the loan. today they have 1,400 employees in the fields of engineering, research and development, design, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance, service, sales, and support. the atvm program has an additional 18 loan applications in progress that are projec
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2011 10:00am EDT
gentleman from indiana, mr. rokita. mr. rokita: thank you and i thank the gentleman for yielding some time. i rise to give my strong support to this measure. this straightforward legislation before us today prohibits the national labor relations board from dictating what private businesses can and cannot locate jobs in america. mr. speaker, let me say that again. this straightforward legislation before us today prohibits the nlrb from dictating where private businesses can and cannot locate jobs in the united states. it's almost a bizarre situation that we're in. an american company wants to provide american jobs in america and we have an agency of this administration trying to prohibit that. because of recent overreach by the nlrb we unfortunately need to have this legislation, mr. speaker. businesses who want to hire americans in america ought to be able to do so. for americans wondering why jobs are going overseas, it's because there are too many regulations and too many bizarre regulations that are forcing companies out of this country. just so they can stay in business. we must c
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2011 1:00pm EDT
i'm pleased to yield five minutes to my colleague from indiana, mr. stutzman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from indiana is recognized for five minutes. mr. stutzman: thank you, madam speaker, and i'd like to thank the gentleman from new york for yielding. on such an important subject that we're talking about today, i'd like to make a couple of points in reference to what the gentleman from massachusetts just made. in regarding the republican party. and i would say that the republican party did make mistakes at the beginning of this decade. i would say the democrat party has made some mistakes in the last several years. i think there's plenty of blame to go around for both parties in washington. there's a new crew in town, there's 87 new republicans that were elected last november from all across this country who have joined those in our party who are saying, stop the spending. stop the madness. we're working against ourselves, folks. madam speaker, i would say that, you know, we wouldn't have to continue having this discussion if we would stop spending, stop borrowing and th
CSPAN
Sep 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
was vetoed by john lynch. we have a few more hurdles to jump and we think indiana maybe a 23rd right-to-work law. other states are beginning to talk about it as well. host: this is what the afl-cio has to say about right-to-work laws. guest: we have been blamed for a lot of things. constant halitosis. the bottom line is this. if forcing workers is the solution, i guess i should give up my day job and go to work for them. host: are the numbers right? guest: no, they are not. there was a study. they adjusted wages for cost of living. they applied and apples to apples comparison. they found workers in right-to- work states make more than their compatriots in other states when you adjust for cost of living. a plumber in new york city makes more than one in utah. when you adjust for cost of living they do almost $5,000 a year better in disposable income. host: why is that? guest: the scope of government is smaller. job growth is up. the cost of living -- renting an apartment is different. when you factor those in, workers in right-to-work laws are better off. host: fewer people with healt
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2011 2:00pm EDT
or pakistan or wherever, but you're dealing with people who might be in indiana or somewhere else in this country. how you deal with it? we're learning as we go. we have to increase our communications with the islamic communities in this country. some places, john, i think in your city, you have done quite an excellent job of the nypd developing contacts with the islamic communities in new york city. in mind state of indiana, we have islamic groups and i do not think we have done nearly as good a job as new york city has done, but smaller in scope. what this problem is very local. it means you have to have contact with the leaders of the islamic communities who are the people who can identify suspected radicals within their community. it is a problem that the federal government clearly has to deal with and be helpful on. but the real action is that the state and local levels to identify the people and try to head the mob. in chapter 12 of the commission's report is on the whole question of what to do about islam and the foreign policy measures which are largely ignored in their repor
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Sep 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
ourin indiana, tom hunnicut teachers line. caller: i was a teacher for 37 years host:. please go ahead for -- for 37 years. host: please go ahead with your question. caller: i was a teacher for several years and we always got these government grant, but by the time the governor got a hold of them, they paid off stay dead. there's a lot of bureaucracy -- state debt. there's a lot of bureaucracy involved. i had a clause from budget that i had to run -- a classroom budget that i have to run. i have to run it on $170, which was cut down to $90 when i retired. by many times had to run to wal- mart to buy 10 cent tablets. our paper for copy machines was russian art by the administrators. these are the guys -- rationed out to us by the administrators. these are the guys that he got that money. -- eat up that money. it is ridiculous. i see these guys up there noon lunch time. the money is definitely being wasted. guest: that is a pretty common observation and complaint. some of the critics of these policies, of these large stimulus or job creation block grants to states is that it is actually
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Sep 9, 2011 1:00am EDT
the state of indiana. i've done it in a couple other areas and i think they represent probably the best hope for giving you the kind of response you want on unity of effort in any given crisis. >> gentlelady from new york, my colleague, ms. larke. mr. clark from michigan. >> thank you, mr. chair. my question to the entire panel is how can the department of homeland security best judge in urban areas ri of an attack based on the assessment that it uses now? i represent metropolitan detroit. we have a large international airport hub. that airport was the destination of the plane that the christmas day bomber attempted to blow up. there is a strong likelihood that our region could be the target of another attack. now in addition to the lielihood of an attack, the department also needs to look at the consequences of an attack. metropolitan metropolitan detroit did not use that as an example. we have a large population center. we have a border that is water, that is also the busiest ternational border crossing in terms of trade in north america. we also have a large regional drinking wa
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Sep 28, 2011 8:00pm EDT
in gary, indiana. there were not many american educated doctors who were where it -- who were willing to work in gary, indiana in the late 1970's. the economy was collapsing and it was a very poor and crime- ridden area. employer contributions, then and now, they are disproportionate for foreign doctors. u.s.-born doctors will not go there. different studies -- let me remarks briefly on immigration and economic growth. when it comes to high skilled immigration, there really is consensus among labor economists on the benefits of high skilled immigration could there probably is not with regard -- skilled immigration. there probably is not with regard to lower skilled immigration. in terms of fiscal effect coming terms of high skills contributed vs. what they use in public services, they actually pay off over their lifetime over $100,000 in net benefits to u.s. taxpayers in terms of what they contribute more vs. what they use up in services. on competitiveness, we first mentioned higher productivity. but there is another aspect, which is even more compelling. it is not just a one
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Sep 27, 2011 1:00pm EDT
university and indiana university, i think. it is not totally getting worse, but it is in some places. i think that because people are learning, and we are telling them that it is like any other illness and it is a disorder of the brain, and then they are afraid of a brain disorder. so we are trying to decide on how to pitch a stigma, and the journalists educating people and writing balanced reports are very helpful in that, but i long for the day when everybody except mental illness as a disease like any other. whennk that's -- that somebody with a mental illness goes to the doctor, and they are diagnosed, that almost always leave without hope for a better life, and i believe that is changing a little bit. i think they have always been told they will have to live with it and maybe they can control it with medication or something, but i think that is beginning to change a little bit. now we know that recovery is possible. mental health treatment is beginning to be, instead of just controlling, moving toward the strength that people have and giving people with mental illness hope that the
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Sep 4, 2011 7:00am EDT
say a reluctant democrats. host: michael, are you still with us? we will go to john in indiana. caller: good morning. it is not a matter of doubt whether she should run or not run. she is not going to run. the moment she declares, the financial gravy train is out. host: sarah palin talks about her plan, but does not announce in iowa. you can join the conversation by giving us a call. giving us a call. from the front page of "the new york times" -- they talk about the three debates in the next three weeks. rick perry is privately being coached to come across as more presidential. deliberate and defending his texas record. rob is joining us on the republican line. caller: good morning. i think sarah palin should run it. she has actually run a government, a business. she has done something other than being a political organizer. i think she would be a good candidate. i know she has a following. she has a huge crowds. i think she should run and make the race interesting. host: from the baltimore sun -- about 2000 people attending the event. we covered it live on c-span. it is avail
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Sep 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
like to give a shout out to my friends in indiana. that is my comment. the percentage of payroll compared to gdp. host: a tweete -- a democrat from california. you are on the air. caller: are you listening? host: we are listening. caller: listen, i believe the stimulus is wrong and the reason why i believe it is wrong is because if we put it this stimulus into the people of the united states, we will spend all the money buying stuff from china and indonesia and places like that and all of the money will leave. i agree with your first caller today who said that ross perot was right. we ought to ban these trade agreements and concentrate on putting factories in this country. you could put a factory out in the middle of the desert and you will have small businesses grow up around it. we could put a toy factory anywhere and you would have small business grow all around it and it will stimulate the economy. but just putting it into building stuff -- or, building up the road and the bridges, all that money is going to go -- i mean, you are going to put people to work for awhile but the
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Sep 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
those states. utah, georgia, indiana, south dakota, the reporter talked to experts saying federal an invention is highly unusual. can you -- federal intervention is highly unusual. can you talk about this and do you consider this an extraordinary step? are you tacitly considering taking court action? >> i will have to refer you to the department of justice. not as a dodge, but i think they have a better answer to this. >> the president said yesterday at the end of a roundtable forum, -- let me quote him accurately -- you do not want 50 states with 50 different laws. >> that has certainly been his position and he has said that on numerous occasions. federal law is federal law for a reason when it comes to immigration. i have not heard him say anything more than that in regard to your first question. you might get better direction from the department of justice in terms of what actions and involvement we might have legally. >> [inaudible] >> not that i have heard him give. but if he has, a justice would know about it. >> picking up on the europe question, how big of an economic threat
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Sep 1, 2011 7:00am EDT
, democrat of indiana, the caucus whip, who said at a town hall that mean tea party-affiliated members of congress are see -- see african-american as second-class citizens and would be happy to see blacks hanging from a tree. when you start using words such as lynching that's a reprehensible word, west said on "fox & friends." and giffords recovers. the idea of challenging arizona representative gabery elgiffords for her congressional seat was once unthinkable but a few potential candidates are starting to test the political climate. too soon? yes, says arizona political analyst michael o'neil. host: that's in "the washington times" this morning. and as is this article. "9/11 donations overseer of aid." host: last call on government stimulus spending, denver, democrat, hi. caller: good morning, peter. am i on? host: you are. caller: first of all, i want to say i am very much in favor of the stimulus. i am in my 80's and i lived through the great depression which this recession can't compare in the least to the devastation we went through after the last cheney-bush administration. but anyw
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Sep 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. to senator evan bayh, former senator evan bayh, of indianaering that was in thove of 2009, some five months after passage of obamacare. i'm sorry, that was actually six months before. this is when the bill was being developed an a -- and debated in the senate. if you like your health plan you cannot keep your health plan. according to the united states census pew roe, the 2010 census shows that employer-provided insurance fell by 1.5 million to 55.3% from 56.1% in 2009. and it is continuing to fall and it would not surprise me if within the next six to eight years, madam speaker, that 100 million workers in this country will lose their employer-provided health insurance because the mandates of obamacare make it impossible to meet this requirement. it's not just a matter of being forced to provide health care for their employees, it is the type of health insurance coverage dictated by the federal government. that's why my colleagues, 60% of this country remains totally opposed to this. finally, on this slide, on this poster, obama care will ration health care. don berwick is the new d
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Sep 8, 2011 7:00pm EDT
most part it looks like war spending. >> a viewer from indiana. good evening to you. >> thank you. i liked the president's speech. it provides a lot of different incentives for creating jobs, puts more teachers back to work. in indiana, with our budget crisis we had a couple years ago, had to cut somewhere. i wanted to see what the house will do with it. the republicans control that chamber right now. will they take up this plan, or how well they do it, and handed over to the senate, where i still believe there is some moderates there, especially republicans from maine, and hopefully they can get this passed. people are looking for something to get this coming up and running again. and running again. i liked the president's speech . >> nancy pelosi urge her democratic colleagues to push the committee chairs to move ahead with hearings on the proposals put forth of by the present. the president will travel to richmond tomorrow, part of the congressional district of eric cantor, and tuesday the president will travel to columbus, ohio, the back yard of the speaker of the house. an unemp
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Sep 19, 2011 12:00pm EDT
, alabama has, utah has, indiana has. in each of those cases, except for alabama, courts have joined the enforcement of the act on the doctrine of pre-emption. alabama has stated decision, while it further studies the question. the national association of state legislature, national council state legislature reports that over 30 states have significant immigration legislation pending. so there is an obvious need for guidance. the one caveat i would offer is that this involves a question of preemption. the issue in these cases is not racial profiling. a lot of public discussion centers on that. but the issue is whether or not these laws are consistent with federal statutes. the court might well think that congress will get around to addressing this issue and it is congress that ought to be providing the guidance. with that caveat in mind, that the court might decide to sit back for a while and see if congress does anything, the other factors would seem overwhelmingly to indicate that the court ought to take a look at it. in which case, i think this is a case that does come down to jus
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Sep 17, 2011 6:00am EDT
fund. indiana, toll road. great success? i don't know. ask the people in indiana who use the money now. where did that money go? into the toll road? no. went into other transportation projects in the state. in indiana, tolls are going through the roof. you ask the users out there and it is a different story. maybe it goes back to the issue that if the money is dedicated into the infrastructure, that works. if it is bled off for other purposes, good government purposes, that is another story. user financed, user paid system. >> i wrote about this earlier this year for "national journal." one of the things i believe is from your staff that we were talking about that the real problem in public/private partnerships can be that you have big investors dealing in with local governments and they are very sophisticated. what mr. mica is trying to do on his staff is coming up with ways to equalize that balance a little bit and the other point i would make is the only -- only 24 states and the district of columbia have used public/ private partnerships. we still have -- it works in some place
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Sep 30, 2011 2:00pm EDT
, including kentucky, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, west virginia, indiana, illinois and yes, even michigan. this has been made possible by no less than a modern industrial revolution. it has been known for decades that shale rock and many in the united ditzel's natural gas and sometimes form. weisbrod deposits of this rocking cover thousands of square miles, even entire states or multiple states. but until recently we didn't have technology to produce economically. then, in the 1990s, we started complaining to different innovations. one was hydraulic fracturing. this is the pumping of fluid down under pressure to create micro-fissures in the rock commit tpd for surface of the earth. these features are very tiny and we prop them open by and check sand with water. and then, that provides pathways for the gas to flow and ultimately produce. now, fracturing isn't something new. it was developed in the 1940s and has been used safely on a million wells over several decades. but in the case of shale rock, this still wasn't enough. another innovation require, this time a new one called ho
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Sep 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
indiana, friday at 8:00 p.m. eastern. it a preview about him on the special website for the series, c-span.org/thecontenders. >> you should always start with an assumption if a politician or a ceo is saying something, they are not telling you the truth. they may be telling you the truth but the burden should be on them to prove it. >> he was an eagle scout, was briefly and editor of "mother jones" and created one of the three best-selling documentaries of all time, and his latest memoir is "here comes trouble." on "in-depth" you can call or tweet michael moore. then on october 3, the supreme court will start hearing oral arguments on whether states can be sued for failing to pay the required rate set by the medicaid act. on friday hear a similar case from 1990 arguing states cannot be sued by private parties to enforce medicaid compliance. arguing for the united states, supporting virginia governor wilder, the justice john roberts -- >> returning to the language of the statute. that language specified the state medicaid plan must provide for a payment of rates which the state finds an
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Sep 27, 2011 7:00am EDT
them. host: we will leave it there. ron paul coming up again on twitter this morning. indiana. tom, good morning de caller: good morning. host: what do you think about the field? caller: i like herman cain. because i watched him on tv last week and he mentioned something i don't think a lot of people know -- the government is raiding social security to pay for a lot of other programs. and if they stayed out of that, social security would never go broke. and i would like to see a republican -- herman cain, ron paul, are anybody say, let's get out of the wars within one month or two months and stop wasting our money over there because it is not appreciated. i don't like ron paul's -- watching the debate, the last one, where he says get rid of minimum-wage. it would not create more jobs for poor people. what does he want them working for? $2 an hour? is that how we are going to compete with china? another thing, i don't see anybody in my party going after china on how they are cheating us all the time. they are stealing everything. host: mr. cain getting a lot of activity on twitter b
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